Professor Gold joined the UW law school faculty in 1995 as a Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic. She teaches the Mediation Clinic, the 36-hour Mediation Skills CLE program offered by the School of Law, Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Street Law. Before joining the faculty, Professor Gold founded and directed the Mediation Clinic at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene.
She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. She practiced law in Charleston, South Carolina from 1983-88, where she introduced mediation services to her family law clients. After arriving in the Pacific Northwest in 1989, she taught in the Street Law program at Seattle University School of Law and co-directed a program to educate non-lawyers about the legal system and citizen rights and responsibilities. In 2003, she taught at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal as a Fulbright Senior Scholar.
Professor Gold offers mediation and conflict resolution training nationally. Her mediation practice includes civil cases, employment, consumer and small business mediations, community mediation, and family conflicts. She serves on the Board of the King County Dispute Resolution Center, is a member of the ADR Roundtable, and co-chairs the annual Northwest Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Council on Public Legal Education, a committee of the Access to Justice Board.